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This episode features an interview with Jane Green and Cameron Cox . Jane Green is a sex worker who is on the Executive Committee of the Scarlett Alliance and Cameron Cox is a sex worker who is involved in a sex worker outreach organisation. They discuss: the links between homophobia and whorephobia, sex work as work, Amnesty International’s AGM where different approaches to sex work were debated, and they make the case that decriminalisation is the model that leads to the best outcomes for...
Topics: sex work, human rights, decriminalisation, work, labour
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Wilma Davidson’s work here:...
Topics: animal rights, Quakers, vegetarianism, veganism
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Amnesty International has recently announced that decriminalisation is their official human rights policy on sex work – they explain why here . We discuss this development, partially drawing on and critiquing an episode of ‘The Minefield’ on ABC radio .  Some of the points we cover are: decriminalisation is for sex workers NOT for sex buyers , sex work as work , “First World” versus “Third World” sex work , and sex work and capitalism . This episode is brought to you by...
Topics: Amnesty International, sex work, decriminalisation
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We start off the episode by talking about our recent travels and our  animal rights protest in Geneva ,  anarchism in Barcelona , and a discussion on China – including Internet censorship, Tiananmen Square and  recent protests . Katie also provides a critical perspective on the  definition of ‘refugee’ , based on her study in Geneva. Finally, we discuss  true globalisation  and the  free movement of people around the world  (not just for “legitimate” refugees).
Topics: Refugees, globalisation, migration
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This episode has a discussion with Coggo, CJ Wallace and Jazz from the almighty Melbourne Street Medic Collective. We cover the history of the collective, what they’re doing now, experiences with Occupy and police repression, creating alternative institutions to the state, working with other street medics to make their work relevant for activists and activist burnout. For more information on the episode and for all the links referred to, go to: www.ProgressivePodcastAustralia.com
Topics: Street Medics, Occupy, Activism, Anarchism
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: intersectionality, sexism, speciesism
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We are joined by Tom McIntyre who discusses his personal experiences of raising his daughter Isabelle, who has cerebral palsy. Intersectionality and disabilities. Neoliberalism and disability funding. Policies affecting people with disabilities, including the NDIS, National Disability Insurance Scheme. Lack of focus on disabilities in progressive movements. Activism as a privilege. Katie also gives her personal experiences of living with chronic fatigue. Avoiding ableist language. For more...
Topics: Tom McIntyre, disabilities, ableism, cerebral palsy, chronic fatigue, NDIS, neoliberalism, ableist...
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This episode features Anne-lise Ah-fat on her work with Undercurrent doing transformative justice in the community, as an alternative to police and prisons. Creative anti-fascist and animal activism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/11/01/216/
Topics: Anne-lise Af-fat, Undercurrent, transformative justice, Community As Activism, Me Too, prison...
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: body, mind, non-human animals
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-           Malou Logan, vice chairperson of Gabriela Australia discusses the campaign to free Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina worker who was arrested and sentenced to death for allegedly smuggling heroin into Indonesia. -           Veloso has been in Indonesian prison since 2010 and has recently had her execution delayed. Logan makes the case that 5 years in prison is more than enough punishment for Veloso. -           The article 7 Things People Who Say They're...
Topics: Mary Jane Veloso, drug legalisation
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We are joined by Mark Allen who discusses his holistic approach to activism that he has developed through being active in a range of social movements for many years. This approach provides some ideas about how we can reduce conflict among activists, create campaigns that are long lasting, reach out and connect with people who have different values to that of our own and work towards a meaningful shift in paradigm. Overcoming cognitive dissonance and changing minds. Connecting with people with...
Topics: Mark Allen, holistic activism, activism, effective activism, activist burnout, sustainable...
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Nick is joined by Kyna Reddan aka “The Poly Guru”. Same-sex marriage passing in Australia. Critiques of marriage. Commitment ceremonies and legal marriages. Different types of consensual non-monogamy including polyamory and relationship anarchy. Pansexuality. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/12/14/193/
Topics: Kyna Reddan, same-sex marriage, marriage, consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, relationship anarchy,...
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Once again Nick is joined by  Kim Socha , who is an English professor, grassroots animal liberation activist and  author . We discuss sexism in the atheist movement and efforts to challenge it,  Rebecca Watson and “ElevatorGate” , focusing on sexism in the West and not just pointing the finger elsewhere, the satirical article ‘ Not Without Her Make-Up ’,  Leila Ahmed on the veil , and criticising discriminatory elements of Islam, while being considerate of the broader context of ...
Topics: Atheism, Sexism, Feminism, Islam, Kim Socha
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This episode features technobrarian Luc Brien on what fake news is, why it is promoted and its dangers. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, as well as more resources from Luc on fake news, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/08/13/180/
Topics: Luc Brien, fake news, media, media literacy, ICAS Oceania 2017
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Advocates for the Nordic Model for sex work argue that this approach does not target sex workers themselves, only their clients. However, Jane Green and Cameron Cox dispute these claims and argue that it is decriminalisation that leads to the best outcomes for sex workers. Jane Green is a sex worker who is on the Executive Committee of the Scarlet Alliance . Cameron Cox is a sex worker who is involved in a sex worker outreach organisation. They also discuss the “ rescue industry ”,...
Topics: sex work, sex workers, Nordic model, decriminalisation, Scarlet Alliance
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You can view the powerpoint presentation for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/presentation-livia-boscardin-canberra-06072013 This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link:...
Topics: Critical Theory, Animal Rights, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Human-Animal Studies,...
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Launch Housing CEO Bevan Warner on the housing first approach to addressing homelessness. Kelly from the Roominations homelessness show on 3CR on the importance of public housing. Nick’s ABC interview on dogs being considered property under the law. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/12/04/218/
Topics: housing first, homelessness, Launch Housing, Bevan Warner, Kelly, dogs, animal law
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We’re joined by Jen Perry, one of the main organisers of the Cruelty Free Festival WA , for this entire episode. We discuss this festival and how it puts into practice our support for intersectionality – bringing together a wide range of human rights, environmental and animal rights causes. We also discuss the recent protests against shark culling and linking opposition to the shark cull to a broader animal rights philosophy, The Sistah Vegan Project , avoiding gender stereotypes when...
Topics: intersectionality, animal rights, shark cull, veganism, gender
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This episode has a discussion with Coggo, CJ Wallace and Jazz from the almighty Melbourne Street Medic Collective. We cover the history of the collective, what they’re doing now, experiences with Occupy and police repression, creating alternative institutions to the state, working with other street medics to make their work relevant for activists and activist burnout. You can listen to part 2 of this episode here: https://archive.org/details/Episode29Part2.StreetMedics For more information...
Topics: Street Medics, Occupy, Activism, Anarchism
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Helen Marston’s work here:...
Topics: animal experimentation, science, alternatives to animal experimentation
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-           This episode features technobrarian Luc Brien on conspiracy theories and tips for how to stop spreading fake news. -           For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, as well as more resources from Luc on fake news, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/08/18/181/
Topics: conspiracy theories, fake news, media, Luc Brien, ICAS Oceania 2017
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Nick is joined by Kyna Reddan aka “The Poly Guru”. Jealousy in non-monogamous and monogamous relationships. Demisexuality. Polygamy. How non-monogamy works. Queer critiques of the campaign for marriage equality. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/12/18/194/
Topics: Kyna Reddan, consensual non-monogamy, polyamory, demisexuality, polygamy, marriage equality
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This episode features an interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations on 3CR. We also bring you some of the event Ending Homelessness in WA, Scenarios and Seeds of the Future. This recording is thanks to Karun Cowper from Perth Indymedia. Increasing homelessness in Melbourne. Government moves to criminalise homelessness in Melbourne. Brainstorming solutions to overcome homelessness. The best thing to do when passing homeless people...
Topics: homelessness, Homeless Persons Union of Victoria, neoliberalism, capitalism, charity, change,...
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This episode features Adam Cardilini’s talk: Diversity in animal activism, Preparing for impact opportunities for the next 10 years. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/diversity-in-animal-activism-by-adam-cardilini There is also discussion on effective animal activism and whether the evidence actually suggests animal advocates should avoid promoting veganism. You can support our Crowd Funding campaign here:...
Topics: Adam Cardilini, animal activism, effective activism
This talk is from the ‘Development for Species: Animals in society, animals as society’ conference by The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, and the ‘Sociology & Animals’ Thematic Group of TASA. This was a two-day symposium held at Deakin University, Melbourne City campus, September 18-19, 2017. For more information about the conference, see here . You can listen to other talks from this conference here .   Jess Ison (LaTrobe University)-...
Topics: dev4species2017, prisons, prison abolition, animal liberation, prison industrial complex, punitive...
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On this episode Nick looks into the closure of Indigenous communities in Australia . He interviews Bella Bropho about the recent police invasion of the Indigenous refugee camp at Matagarup in Perth , which is providing a haven for people who will be affected by the closure of Indigenous communities. A speech by Damion Hunter [aka King Brown] , an actor, rapper, writer, activist, is featured on the episode - covering the closure of Indigenous communities: ...
Topics: Sovereignty, SOS Blak Australia, Indigenous
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This is the Q and A after Patty Mark and Guy Scotton's talks.  You can listen to Patty Mark's talk here: https://archive.org/details/GriefAmongAnimalActivists You can listen to Guy Scotton's talk here: https://archive.org/details/AnimalAgnotology This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can listen to...
Topics: animal advocacy, speciesism, Animal Agnotology
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Katie is back for this episode and we discuss the Netflix show Dear White People, as well as ethical sneakers and travel. We also bring you some of the talks from the Community as Activism event that we discussed on episode 211, including Leah Avene on privilege, Beth Allan on challenging sexism in animal advocacy and Quinn Eades on imaging the future we want to create. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Dear White People, ethical consumption, travel, Community As Activism, privilege, sexism, utopias,...
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This episode features Katie’s introduction to queer issues talk for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).  You can view the PowerPoint for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/KatieBatty/international-day-against-homophobia-transphobia-and-biphobia-68253030 Also covered throughout the episode is some further discussion on sex positivity, building on points made on episode 145. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the...
Topics: queer, LGBT, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, IDAHOBIT
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Kirsten Bayes from Stop the Arms Fair! discusses Occupy vs the Arms Fair (September 8 th in London), Australians stopping arms fairs, how you can take actions against arms dealers regardless of where in the world you live, queer issues and arms dealers, and animals and war . For more information on this episode and for all of the links referred to throughout it, go to:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/08/26/ gun /
Topics: arms fair, militarism, war
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-           We’re back with a new episode featuring Coggo from the Melbourne Street Medic Collective. -           Background on the racist Reclaim Australia movement and why it is important to oppose them. -           Links between the current demonisation of Muslims and historical Jewish oppression. -           Police violence against medics and anti-fascist protestors at the recent counter-rally in Melbourne. -           Melbourne Street Medics...
Topics: protest, police brutality, fascism, anti-fascism, medics, Reclaim Australia
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On this episode we discuss themes of refugee rights and animal rights in the Paddington movie . We discuss the article ‘ Why the new Paddington movie is really an asylum seeker story ’, read a review of the movie from an immigration lawyer, as well as promoting the Free Paddington Facebook page by the Refugee Rights Action Network (RRAN) and the #FreePaddington hashtag.  -         For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Paddington, refugees, migration, animal rights
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On this episode we discuss terrorism, Islamophobia, free speech and Charlie Hedbo . We discuss the way Rupert Murdoch was mocked by comedian Aziz Ansari and writer JK Rowling (and so many others!) for the anti-Muslim comments he made after the Charlie Hedbo attacks. We also read comedian Aaamer Rahman’s great article ‘ Fears escalate as more young Australians enlist in overseas terror campaign ’, which flips the roles in discussions around terrorism and who has to condemn it. For more on...
Topics: Charlie Hedbo, Islamophobia, free speech, terrorism, Rupert Murdoch, Aziz Ansari, Aamer Rahman,...
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You can hear the Q and A after this talk here: https://archive.org/details/QueeringSpeciesism This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom...
Topics: trans*, transphobia, non-human animals
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-        Nick is back with one final episode on the US election, featuring some listener feedback on our last two episodes on this topic. Jeremy Mendelson makes the case for why he is not voting for Clinton and the importance of voting for third parties like the Greens. There is also some discussion on Trump, class and the urban rural divide in the US. The episode also features a new segment ‘Angela Davis Always Makes Sense’. For more information on this episode and for links to all of...
Topics: US election, Trump, Clinton, third parties, Greens
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This episode is a feminism burger (hold the men), featuring Katie and Kathryn Joy . It covers: some feedback on our 89 th episode , men and feminism (see articles by Clementine Ford and Ruby Hamad for more on this), and “ the monster myth ” about men who commit gendered violence. -         For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/04/20/ 95 /
Topics: feminism, sexism, allies, privilege
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Talk from the event ' Eyewitness Report back from Venezuela '. Audio of the full event will be up on our Progressive Podcast Australia archive.org page soon! You can also hear Federico Fuentes discuss Venezuela on episode 224 of Progressive Podcast Australia . Follow Federico on Twitter  @FredFuentesGLW and read his articles at greenleft.org.au
Topics: Venezuela, solidarity, Nicolás Maduro, communes, Federico Fuentes
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We commiserate about the election result and bring you speeches and music from the Climate Emergency XR Snap Rally in Melbourne. A speech from Violet and music from Steven and Mark, from the Climate Emergency Rally. You can listen to our full recording of the event here: https://archive.org/details/ExtinctionRebellion Animal agriculture and the climate emergency. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: climate strike, Extinction Rebellion, climate change, climate action, auspol, election, 2019...
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas /
Topics: kangaroos, environmental sustainability, non-human animals
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Walter Kudrycs work here:...
Topics: Peter Singer, Tom Regan, the Feminist Ethics of Care, utilitarianism, animal rights
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can find out more about this conference here: http://icasoceania.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/conference-schedule/ You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / We apologise that this recording misses the end of the talk - the recorder ran out of battery...
Topics: animal advocacy, protests, Columbia, activism
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This episode features Nick’s talk ‘ The Emotional Lives of Animals – Adrenalin Junkie Orangutans and Individualist Sheep ’. You can also listen to the full talk as well as the Q and A afterwards here . You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here . This presentation features visuals and links to all of the sources referred to throughout the talk. Videos from the talk: -           ‘ Crow Makes Tools ’ – audio NOT featured in the recording of the talk. -...
Topics: animal sentience, animal emotion, animal behaviour, animal science, animals
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All about Companion Animals: Vegan Diets, Adoption, Humane Training and Much More!
Topics: Alana Stevenson, animal rights, animals, cats, companion animals, dogs, Dr Andrew Knight,...
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To help us give a human rights perspective on the crisis occurring right now in the Central African Republic, we’re joined by Michael Hayworth , Crisis Response Coordinator for Amnesty International Australia . With Michael we discuss the war crimes occurring in the Central African Republic, similarities to the genocide in Rwanda, and Amnesty’s campaign against these human rights abuses. You can find out more about this episode at: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2014/06/17/car/
Topics: Central African Republic, human rights, Amnesty International
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In this feminist-themed episode we have two interviews with the  Feminist Action Network . Amy Blitvich  discusses  Australian Prime Minister  calling out  Opposition leader Tony Abbot’s sexism, the  Reclaim the Night march in Perth , and transphobia in the feminist movement. Rebecca Doyle  tells us  about their participation in the Bluestocking week events,  foetal homicide laws  and the relevance of feminism today. For links to all of the stories, clips and organisations from this...
Topics: feminism, sexism, transphobia
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Nick is joined by Adam Cardilini to give a recap of the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania conference. What ICAS is all about. Conference recap. Panel discussion on anarchism and animal liberation, featuring Jess Ison, Lara Drew and Nick. Conference activism and Living Green Festival. For links to all of the talks from the ICAS conference, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/12/14/152/
Topics: ICAS 2016, Critical Animal Studies, anarchism, animal liberation, Adam Cardilini, Jess Ison, Lara...
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This panel discussion features: Nick Pendergrast from Animal Rights Advocates: http://ara.org.au/ Sarah Ross from the Refugee Rights Action Network: http://rran.org/ Jeff Hansen from Sea Shepherd: http://www.seashepherd.org.au/ Recorded at the Cruelty Free Festival, organised by Animal Rights Advocates: http://ara.org.au/
Topics: human rights, animal rights, environmentalism, intersectionality
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This talk is from The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2013 Conference: Animal Liberation and Social Justice, an Intersectional Approach to Social Change. You can hear other talks from this conference at this link: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2013/07/12/ cas / You can find out more about Jess Ison’s work here: http://totheexclusionofallothers.com/tag/jessica-ison/
Topics: animal rights, animal welfare, neoliberalism, intersectionality
This talk is from the  Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania  (ICAS)  2014 conference : Critical Animal Studies in the Asia-Pacific. You can hear other talks from this conference at this link:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2014/05/03/icas/
Topics: Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd, civil disobedience, violence, non-violence, activism
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This episode features the panel discussion ‘Anarchist Perspectives on Rojava, Kurdistan’. The speakers are:  Alasdair Hynd, a PhD student of revolutionary movements in the Middle East, specialising in the Arab Spring and the Kurdish struggle. Zerebar Karimi, a Kurdish-Australian trade union organiser based in Adelaide, local and overseas agitator for a stateless society in Rojava. David K (facilitating), Melbourne-based anarchist, author of 'Anarchism in Istanbul' and 'Yabanci Capulling -...
Topics: Rojava, PKK, anarchism, Alasdair Hynd, Zerebar Karimi
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The live export industry has announced its own three month ban on the sheep trade to the Middle East. The episode features the talk An Anarchist Analysis of the Campaign Against Live Animal Export by Jess Ison and Nick, where we critique the campaign based on anarchist, anti-racist and animal liberation perspectives. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/12/14/219/
Topics: live export, anarchism, animal welfare, Lyn White, mental health, animal liberation, animal...
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Nick is joined by environmental activist Mark Allen to discuss some tensions between animal rights, which values individual animals, and conservation, which values ecosystems and environments as a whole. The segment When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense, this time on interfering in nature. Nick’s talk Cowspiracies about Meat Eating Environmentalists, A Critical Examination of the Environmental Vegan Movement. PowerPoint here:...
Topics: animal rights, conservation, Mark Allen, environmentalism, veganism, Cowspiracy, animals
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This episode covers child free women.  The importance of adopting kids. Debating the issue not the person. The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement. Anti natalism. The origin of the missionary position. Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, free speech and privilege. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/03/23/166/
Topics: child-free, child-free women
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We are joined by Jess Ison from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania. What ICAS is all about. Importance of community for activists. Call in versus call out culture. The upcoming workshop based discussion forum in Melbourne: Community as Activism: Building Community within the Animal Liberation Movement and Beyond. Saturday 4 August, 1 to 5pm at Library at the Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands. The event is free but registration through the following link is essential...
Topics: Jess Ison, community, call out culture, ICAS, Community As Activism
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This episode features a talk by Kon Karapanagiotidis from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre on the importance of advocating for refugees by focusing on values. This talk is from the panel discussion Piercing the Veil of Asylum Seeker Policy & Practice: What Can Academics Do? From The Australian Sociological Association 2016 conference. Book recommendation: Debt, The First 5000 Years by David Graeber. Also covered on the episode is safer spaces and the centrality (or otherwise) of queer sex...
Topics: TASA 2016, TASA, The Australian Sociological Association, Kon Karapanagiotidis, refugees, David...
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In this episode we show how up to date we are with current events by discussing writer bell hooks calling Beyonce a terrorist, like 10 years ago. These debates between different waves of feminism are relevant in light of our recent discussion on sex work. The War on Waste and bring your own coffee cup. Jess Ison’s talk challenging the idea that wearing high heels is capitulating to the patriarchy. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go...
Topics: Beyonce, bell hooks, feminism, Jess Ison, high heels, patriarchy, The War on Waste, ICAS Oceania...
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This episode features part two and three of a panel discussion on anarchism and animal liberation, featuring Jess Ison, Lara Drew and Nick. You can hear part one of this talk on episode 152 – this episode also has links to all of the talks from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies conference, where this panel was recorded: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/12/14/152/ The episode also includes a little bit of Dinesh Wadiwel’s talk from the Queer Animalities panel...
Topics: anarchism, animal liberation, ICAS Oceania 2016, Jess Ison, Lara Drew
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Clinical neuropsychologist Dr Ash Nayate explains why ignoring concern for other animals harms people’s mental health. World Vegan Day. March to End Speciesism. Protests for refugees and horses during the Melbourne Cup. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2017/11/14/189/
Topics: speciesism, animals, discrimination, veganism, activism, intersectionality, mental health, The...
You can hear the Q and A after this talk here: https://archive.org/details/PattyMarkGuyScottonQAndA This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of...
Topics: animal advocacy, activism, grief, trauma, mental health
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We are again joined by politics professor Jason Brownlee. This is a continuation of our discussion with Jason from last episode (142), where he introduced Peter Singer’s work on effective altruism and discussed some of the positive aspects: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/08/21/142/ On this episode Jason discusses some critiques of Singer’s effective altruism, focusing mainly on a failure to address the structural causes of poverty, such as capitalism and neoliberal...
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This session features  Jess Ison - PhD candidate researching queer and animal issues, as well as an activist with the  Coalition Against Duck Shooting   +   Beth Allan AKA Betty Melon - a pro-intersectional animal rights activist and agricultural science student + Anne-lise Ah-fat - a community organiser, mother of two, facilitator and educator who is passionate about transformative justice and prison abolition . It was recorded at the 2018 event ' Community As Activism ' by the Institute...
Topics: Community As Activism, Me Too, Transformative Justice, prison abolition, animal activism, sexism
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We’re joined by Naty Guerrero-Diaz, Penny Cameron and Melanie Ellis from  Big Sky Sanctuary . Naty discusses the  intersectional ,  feminist ,  abolitionist   philosophy of Big Sky Sanctuary , as well as critiques of the vegan movement – including rejecting the idea of bringing  veganism into the mainstream  and arguing instead that veganism is just one stop in a long journey for social justice. Penny and Mel discuss the animals at Big Sky Sanctuary, their campaign for a new barn for...
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Historian, activist and actor Gary Foley discusses Aboriginal resistance on Invasion Day and beyond. This talk is from last year’s Invasion Day event in Melbourne. Get along to an Invasion Day/Survival Day event in your city! The Melbourne event is Saturday, 26 January 2019 from 10:30 to 13:00 at the Parliament of Victoria. Anonymous on nationalism, class and capitalism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Invasion Day, Gary Foley, nationalism, Aboriginal resistance, social movements, history
This episode features a talk from activist Sam Castro on challenging sexism within progressive movements and creating system change. This talk was recorded at the Students of Sustainability conference. Adam Cardilini on the environmental impact of animal agriculture. Upcoming ICAS seminar Community As Activism. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/07/13/210/
Topics: Me Too, SoS2018, Sam Castro, feminism, sexism, environment
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: human-animal studies, education, humane education, SAFE
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Following on from our discussion with Kirsten Bayes from episode 164, this part of the discussion covers stopping arms fairs and linking human rights and animal rights. We also discuss our trip to the UK, specifically London. We cover our visit to the London Museum, great bike lanes, the Creating Space Project project and vegan restaurant recommendations for London. We also discuss the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but we keep this discussion right until the end of the episode and...
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This is audio of all of the speeches, poems and music from the Climate Emergency XR Snap Rally in Melbourne , or at least all of the ones we made it in time to catch! This is a recording of most of the event but we'll release an edited collection of speeches/music etc as an episode of Progressive Podcast Australia soon. More information about the event is below, from the Facebook event page :  Organised independently by Extinction Rebellion Victoria in solidarity with the Global Climate Strike...
Topics: climate strike, Extinction Rebellion, climate change, climate action, election
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This is a short one where we give our take on the  Sydney Siege  and the  #illridewithyou   campaign . This includes discussion on some of the  inaccurate   media coverage  on the siege and how happy we are to see widespread  opposition  to the Islamophobic reactions. We also play an interview with counter-terrorism expert  Dr Anne-Azza Aly  from  People Against Violent Extremism . This interview is thanks to Alex Whisson and  Perth Indymedia  on  RTR92.1FM . For more information...
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On this episode we cover a wide range of topics. Further discussion on the Not My Debt Centrelink fiasco, which we covered last episode. Trump and Russia. Snowden, Obama and the Signal app for secure communication. Taking your money out of the filthy banks. Protests against the destructive Roe 8 highway development in Perth. Militant activism, direct action and a diversity of tactics. Katie misunderstanding punk and hardcore lyrics. Please support our Crowd Funding campaign here:...
Topics: Not My Debt, Donald Trump, Edward Snowden, Barack Obama, big banks, Roe 8, activism
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Dilan Fernando and Harley McDonald-Eckersall discuss their recent trip to Palestine where they spoke with local activists about life under Occupation and the history of Palestine. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2019/04/29/226/
Topics: Palestine, Occupation, Israel, Dilan Fernando, Harley McDonald-Eckersall, history, religion
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This talk was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can find links to listen to other talks from the conference here:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2015/08/14/108/ This recording is thanks to Kate from Freedom of Species:  http://www.freedomofspecies.org/ Below is further information about the talk...
Topics: veterinary industry, ethics, animal advocacy
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-           This episode features Nick’s talk ‘Veganarchism’, which explores some links between veganism and anarchism. -           Katie’s message for the baby boomers. -           Katie takes on Game of Thrones. -           For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, as well as the PowerPoint from Nick’s talk, go to:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/05/29/134/
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This episode features an interview with Samah Sabawi , a Palestinian Australian Canadian writer and human rights advocate. She discusses the ongoing oppression Palestinian people face, even when the bombs are not dropping and most of the media is ignoring the issue. To learn more about this topic, she recommends people look into: bdsmovement.net , electronicintifada.net and palestinechronicle.com . You can find out more about the BDS conference she will be speaking about here . You can also...
Topics: Palestine, BDS, Samah Sabawi, refugees, asylum seekers, Syria
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In this interview, Rikki Hendon, acting branch secretary of the CPSU/CSA (public sector union), discusses the union's opposition to the Barnett Government's plan to introduce social impact bonds in the Corrective Services portfolio. You can find further information about this by reading CPSU/CSA's press release on this here:  http://www.cpsucsa.org/component/content/article?id=2288 The interview is conducted by Nick Pendergrast and Caroline Smith for Indymedia on RTR92.1FM. You can listen to...
Topics: social impact bonds, privatisation, Colin Barnett
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This is an interview with Will Tuttle on his upcoming tour of Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand). You can find out all about this tour including dates, times, locations, venues, tickets etc here:  http://www.willtuttletour.org.au/ In the interview, Tuttle also discusses his book The World Peace Diet. You can find out more about this book and buy it at:  http://worldpeacediet.org/ Tuttle is interviewed by Nick Pendergrast and this interview will be played on the 27th of January episode of...
Topics: plant-based diet, veganism, animal rights, health, environment
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This is a recording of the talk 'The Emotional Lives of Animals: Adrenalin Junkie Orangutans and Individualist Sheep' by Nick Pendergrast. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here: http://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/the-emotional-lives-of-animals-adrenalin-junkie-orangutans-and-individualist-sheep Videos from the talk: -           ‘ Crow Makes Tools ’ – audio NOT featured in the recording of the talk. -           ‘Sophie’s Choice’ from...
Topics: animal sentience, animal behaviour, animal science, animal emotions, animals
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In this episode we explore the environmental crisis and the way in which the dominant argument is that we don’t have to worry about other issues like consumption and population, all we have to do is use new techologies, energy efficiency market-based solutions like the carbon tax . To help us discuss this, we are joined by PhD student Caleb Goods, who is doing his thesis on green jobs . We not only challenge dominant solutions to environmental problems but also offer some of our solutions to...
Topics: Environment, green capitalism, consumption, population
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In this episode, we bust myths about those coming by boat being queue jumpers, illegal immigrants, and  Australia supposedly taking a  large amount of asylum seekers.We also discuss   The Conversation’s   report from their expert panel on asylum seekers and their alternative recommendations.  For more information on this episode and for all of the links referred to throughout it, go to:  http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2012/09/09/episode-12-myth-busters-i-aint-afraid-of-no-boats/
Topics: Refugees, Asylum Seekers
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On this one Nick is joined by Dan ( @verydangry ) from  Anarchist Affinity  for the entire episode. We discuss a range of issues, including:  the police , our visit to Villawood with Dan (you can view Nick’s article on the  ABC  about this  here ), austerity in Europe and  Australia , apparently we’re all middle class in Australia (despite the  evidence !), how the post-World War Two “glory years” weren’t glorious for everyone, “ white labourism ” compared to  the...
Topics: capitalism, anarchism, activism, refugees
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-        Book recommendation from Hugo Chavez: ‘Hegemony or Survival’ by Noam Chomsky. -        Liam Kenny defends The Chaser’s false depiction of his dad having sex with a dog. -        ‘What’s Grinding Our Gears This Week’: homophobic Google. -        Occupy Wall Street two year anniversary. -        Spoken word CD recommendation: War and Civil Disobedience by Howard Zinn. -        For more information on the episode and for links to the all of...
Topics: Syria, war, activism, Occupy
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In part 1 of episode 26 we are joined by Dr Andrew Knight,  DipECAWBM (WSEL), PhD, MRCVS, FOCAE, who is a European Veterinary Specialist in Welfare Science, Ethics and Law and Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. In our interview with him, he discusses vegan diets for cats and dogs, as well as some tips for making sure our companion animals are happy and healthy. We also discuss Alana Stevenson's humane approach to dog training.  For more information about this episode including links...
Topics: vegan dogs, vegan cats, Dr Andrew Knight
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In this episode, we cover the event Occupy Art Lab. We bring you music from Spoken Zeks and 1000 Eyes, as well as stand-up comedy from Shayne Hunter. We also discuss Phil Airey’s documentary ‘Soldier: An Occupy Story’ and interview artist and activist Carl Scrase about Occupy Art Lab and Occupy Melbourne. Before this, we discuss punk rock music, Jeffery Lewis’s covers of Crass songs, Against Me! singer comes out as transgender, and art for the environment and animal rights. To finish...
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Civil liberties concerns about new counter terrorism laws in Australia. Nick’s talk: ‘They’re calling me a terrorist’ (but they probably shouldn’t): The Social Construction of Eco Terrorism’. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here: https://www.slideshare.net/NickPendergrast/theyre-calling-me-a-terrorist-but-they-probably-shouldnt-the-social-construction-of-ecoterrorism-by-nick-pendergrast The Animal Activists Forum: http://www.activistsforum.com/ For more...
Topics: ICAS Oceania 2017, terrorism, eco-terrorism, media, animal liberation, environmentalism, activism,...
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This episode features a talk from Smash IPP, recorded at Kebele Community Co-Op in Bristol. IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) sentences were introduced in 2005 and abolished in 2012, but not retrospectively, meaning that there are almost 4,000 people still locked up indefinitely in England and Wales: http://smashipp.noflag.org.uk/what-is-ipp/ The talk covers IPPs, ableism, mental health and prison abolition. We also discuss some action for homeless people that we saw in Bristol. Vegan...
Topics: Smash IPP, IPP, prisons, prison abolition, mental health, ableism, Bristol
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This episode features writer Ariella Van Luyn and sociologist Dr Theresa Petray. They discuss Ariella’s book Treading Air , as well as sex work, feminism and fiction, and sex positivity. You can buy the book here: http://affirmpress.com.au/publishing/treading-air/ For more information on the episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/09/18/ 145 /
Topics: feminism, fiction, sex work, sex positivity, Ariella Van Luyn, Dr Theresa Petray
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Nick is joined by journalist Michael Brull , who discusses what has changed and what hasn't as a result of the government's new rhetoric around Islam and terrorism, in the wake of the Parramatta shooting. See Brull’s article ' The Parramatta Shooting: New Rhetoric, Same Old Problem? ' for more on this.  Nick also elaborates on Turnbull’s response to the shooting, analysing this reaction in terms of dominant narratives around terrorism. For more on this, see Nick’s article ‘ Malcolm...
Topics: Michael Brull, Parramatta shooting, Malcolm Turnbull, terrorism, counter terrorism
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We’re joined by Sarah McGrath who witnessed the Nice attack in France as well as the increased Islamophobia in the aftermath. French politics. The Burquini ban in France. French attitudes towards Muslims and immigration. Parallels with similar issues in Australia. For more information on the episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2018/04/26/206/
Topics: Sarah McGrath, Nice attack, Islamophobia, terrorism, immigration
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This Q and A was recorded at the Institute for Critical Animal  Studies Oceania 2015 Conference in Melbourne. You can find out more information about this conference here:  http://www.criticalanimalstudies.org/conference-schedule/ You can hear Curtis Redd's talk from this conference here: https://archive.org/details/Transgender You can hear Karen Parker's talk from this conference here: https://archive.org/details/QueerAnimals You can hear Jess Ison's talk from this conference...
Topics: queer, non-human animals, speciesism
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Journalist, trade unionist and Indigenous rights activist Celeste Liddle on Invasion Day. Our first vodcast promoting our new Crowd Funding campaign. Please support it here: https://chuffed.org/project/progpodcast The final part of our discussion with designer and anthropologist Michael Palmyre, covering science, social media and individual versus structural solutions. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
Topics: Invasion Day, Australia Day, Celeste Liddle, Michael Palmyre
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here .   This talk is from the Sociology and Animals session at the ‘Precarity, Rights and Resistance’ conference by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).   For more information about the Sociology and Animals group within TASA, follow @tasaanimals on Twitter, like ‘ TASA Sociology & Animals Thematic Group ’ on Facebook and see the following site: https://tasa.org.au/sociology-and-animals/   This talk is based on...
Topics: TASA 2018, animal welfare, ethical consumption, humanewashing, sociology, marketing, animal rights,...
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On this episode we take on the idea that reverse sexism (against men) and reverse racism (against white people) are real things. Celeste Liddle’s article Fighting for Sovereignty and Treaties over Recognition, which covers some Indigenous criticisms of Constitutional Recognition. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/09/10/144/
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You can view the PowerPoint presentation for this talk here . This talk is from the Sociology and Animals session at the ‘Precarity, Rights and Resistance’ conference by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).   For more information about the Sociology and Animals group within TASA, follow @tasaanimals on Twitter, like ‘ TASA Sociology & Animals Thematic Group ’ on Facebook and see the following site: https://tasa.org.au/sociology-and-animals/   You can follow Zoei on...
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-           Nick is joined by town planner and environmental activist Mark Allen. -           We discuss two forms of climate change denial, both denying climate change is happening and/or is caused by human activity but also denying the action and changes that are required to seriously address the climate emergency. -           The problems with green capitalism. -           Preferential voting in Australia and voting for the environment in the upcoming...
Topics: climate change, climate change denial, climate emergency, climate action, Mark Allen
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This episode features Dr Joe Toscano on the vigil for public housing, which is running 24 hours a day on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne (corner Bourke St and Spring St) from the 14th of November until the Victorian election on the 24th of November. Come by when you can if you’re in Melbourne! Facebook event page for the vigil: https://www.facebook.com/events/484403022044301/ For links to find out more information about this vigil, go to:...
Topics: Joe Toscano, public housing, Victorian election
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On this episode Nick is joined by Kim Socha, who is an English professor, grassroots animal liberation activist and author of the book ‘ Animal Liberation and Atheism: Dismantling the Procrustean Bed ’. We discuss the book, religion being a conservative human construct , the animal movement being nearly totally godless , right-wing people engaging in more animal exploitation and meat consumption, critiques of an article on an “ inclusive ” animal movement, atheists such as Richard...
Topics: Atheism, Animals, Kim Socha
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This episode features politics professor Jason Brownlee on current US meddling in Venezuela and whether or not direct military intervention by the US is likely, in the context of US foreign policy historically. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: https://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2019/03/22/223/
Topics: Jason Brownlee, Venezuela, US foreign policy, US imperialism
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We are joined by Nick’s cousin Emil Raji and we discuss the upcoming Australian federal election and how we will be voting. The Left shift within the Labor party. The Centrist-shift by the Greens. The declining popularity of neoliberalism. Scandals. The biggest lies of the election. Nick’s changing views on the Animal Justice Party. For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, plus how we are voting, go to:...
Topics: auspol, election, 2019 federal election, politics, Labor party, Greens, Animal Justice Party
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This time we’re joined by Laura Jackson, an actor and feminist playwright. She discusses her play ‘Handle It’ and its feminist themes, art and social change , nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence being shared without her consent , the feminist campaign against sexist “pick up artist” Julien Blanc, and Tracy Spicer’s Ted Talk ‘ The Lady Stripped Bare ’. You can find out more about the play by checking out the Facebook event page and you can buy tickets here . We also encourage people...
Topics: feminism, consent, online privacy, plays, art, social change
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On this episode we discuss the recommendations that came out of the Banking Royal Commission. A challenge to the government’s “Robo-Debt” where they try and get money out of people receiving welfare benefits without sufficient evidence. Nick’s article recapping the Invasion Day protest in Narrm (Melbourne): https://progressivepostings.wordpress.com/2019/02/03/invasionday/ For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to:...
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On this episode we take on the new counter terror laws introduced by the Australian government, the National Security Amendment Bill (No.1) . We raise civil liberties concerns , mention that the laws had bipartisan support – there was no opposition from the “opposition”, and also highlight the impact the laws will have on the media (even mainstream journalist Laurie Oakes has gone rogue and criticised the laws!). To further the discussion on the effect the laws will have on the media, we...
Topics: ASIO, civil liberties, media